Archive for December, 2012

  • Episode #64: Ryan Bigg of Spree Commerce

    Episode #64: Ryan Bigg of Spree Commerce

    Dec 26, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Ryan Bigg of Spree Commerce, talks about what it’s like to be a remote worker from Melbourne, Australia. Ryan Bigg (twitter github blog) Spree Commerce 00:55 – Ryan Bigg Introduction & Background 01:29 – Spree Commerce 02:03 – Spree as a Distributed Team 04:14- Daily Interchange 05:55 – Timezone Difference/Communication 06:50 – Remote Work & Isolation 08:22 – Transitioning into a Distributed Team 09:24 – Flexibility

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  • Episode #63: Ryan King of Sharpsaw

    Episode #63: Ryan King of Sharpsaw

    Dec 19, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Ryan King of Sharpsaw, talks about some cool tools and tricks of the trade for remote pairing, security measures to take, and overcoming resistance to the practice. Ryan King (twitter github rking on Freenode) Sharpsaw Sharpsaw on Github 00:59 – Ryan King Background & History 02:16 – Pairing Remotely 04:18 – tmux Command to run a shared tmux (replaces the `weemux` program, which is overcomplicated, in my opinion): Start with: tmux -S /tmp/pair chmod 777 /tmp/pair # only needed the first time Pair does: tmux -S /tmp/pair a 08:05 – Mosh, the Mobile Shell 11:52 – Open-Source Pairing 15:31 – Pair Programming 19:22 – Pairing Security 20:52 – Yak Shaving 22:12 – Benefits of Pairing

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  • Episode #62: K3 Integrations with Gary Benton, James Pellow, Dallas Reedy and John Ash

    Episode #62: K3 Integrations with Gary Benton, James Pellow, Dallas Reedy and John Ash

    Dec 12, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Gary Benton, James Pellow, Dallas Reedy, and John Ash, of K3 Integrations, talk about experiences working outside the country, communication tools, and keys to getting hired if you want to work remotely. Show Notes: Gary Benton James Pellow Dallas Reedy John Ash K3 Integrations 00:47 – James Pellow Introduction 01:42 – John Ash Introduction 02:56 – Dallas Reedy Introduction 03:35 – Gary Benton Introduction 04:20 – K3 Integrations 05:05 – Location 05:33 – Becoming a distributed team 07:41 – Company size 08:21 – Company Individual Interaction 09:25 – Gary working outside the country 10:56 – Communication Tools 13:47 – Daily team interaction 15:37 – Intentional Communication 20:00 – Freedom and Flexibility 21:14  – Overcoming Distractions 24:50 – Recruiting New Hires 25:48 – Getting Hired to Work Remotely

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  • Episode #61: Tom Santero and Reid Draper of Basho

    Episode #61: Tom Santero and Reid Draper of Basho

    Dec 5, 12 • In Featured, Interviews, Podcast

    In this episode, Tom Santero and Reid Draper of Basho, talk about hiring where the talent is, doing what you think is best for the company, and the wonderful benefits of having work flexibility. Show Notes: Tom Santero (twitter github) Reid Draper (twitter github blog) Basho (twitter site) Riak (github) 00:53 – Background & Introduction 02:50 – Employee distribution 03:44 – Looking for and hiring developers 05:08 – Strategy to grow a distributed team 06:35 – Organization appearance 08:09 – Team interaction 12:26 – Remote pair programming 14:21 – Standups and phone Q&As 15:51 – Distributed team challenges 18:31 – Personalities best suited for remote working 19:34 – Flexibility 22:13 – Advice for dispersed teams

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